1990 Ford

Thunderbird $11,500

$11,500

Description

1990 Ford Thunderbird

The Ford Thunderbird, (colloquially called the T-Bird), is a personal luxury car produced by Ford from model years 1955 until 1997 and 2002 until 2005 across 11 distinct generations. Introduced as a two-seat convertible, the Thunderbird was produced in a variety of body configurations. These included a four-seat hardtop coupe, four-seat convertible, five-seat convertible and hardtop, four-door pillared hardtop sedan, six-passenger hardtop coupe, and five-passenger pillared coupe, with the final generation designed again as a two-seat convertible.

For consignment, a very nice, 30,194 title verified mile one owner car from the second year of the MN-12 Thunderbird design. The Thunderbird was redesigned for the 1989 model year and moved away from long lived Fox platform and was produced to compete with the European sport sedans and coupes of the day. Always garage kept and looking just fine, it's time to spread your wings and soar above the rest in this aerodynamic Tbird.

Exterior
Clean crisp white covers the steel and neoprene that make up this smooth aero defeating body that is broken up by a thin black trim band that runs around the car mid belt line. A few faults, scratches and dings are seen on the body which remains devoid of chrome save for the soaring bird leading the way on the hood and taillights as well as the Thunderbird badge on the left rear. The window surrounds and sporty mirrors are all finished in a satin black and this nicely executed MN-12 design has integrated headlights, all black trim, dual black sport mirrors which do a glorious job of breaking up the sea of white. A keyless entry pad is seen on the driver's door and saw blade style aluminum wheels are seen on all 4 corners. Even with the few noted faults this 10th generation example still looks great with its modern lines.

Interior
Gray crushed velour cloth covers the bolsters and for the inserts are a lighter gray striped patterned broadcloth. This pattern repeats on the long clean rear bench. One needs to look very closely to see any wear or faults in the upholstery, however some staining is noted on the gray medium pile carpeting, especially on the rear flooring. A black console speeds up the center between the buckets and houses a glovebox, small storage cubbies, the automatic shifter, and the ashtray. Moving forward and upward we note the climate controls, and then the factory AM/FM/Cassette stereo, cigar lighter and power antenna switch. The gauge cluster, which shows in light green LCD displays all the necessary functions of engine operation and resides in the driver's bump out of the black dash. Exterior lighting and the heater vents sit within a wood applique strip insert and behind an original very nicely preserved steering wheel. The headliner is nice and tight and shows near perfect and the door panels are very nice and house more wood applique, the power locks, power windows, and power mirror controls for the doors.

Drivetrain
Sitting in the wide slightly patinaed engine bay is a 3.8 Liter V6 fed by EFI capable of making 140hp and backed by a Ford AOD 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. A Ford 8.8-inch rear with 3.27 gears is waaaay back there throwing power to the rear wheels.

Undercarriage
To sum it up in a few words, well cared for, with solid grayish white steel for the flooring and unibody and a healthy dose of surface rust on the suspension and untreated components. Nary a hint of structural issues. The chassis is supported by independent suspension front and rear and power front disc brakes with power rear drums present on the corners. The factory installed single exhaust is on for spent fossil removal.

Drive-Ability
The car started right up, idled smoothly, and ticked like a switch watch on the power end with smooth acceleration and just as smooth ride. Much more refined than the prior Fox platform cars and certainly much more comfortable. A great performer with all functions operational at the time of my drive. The crushed velour caresses your body as you navigate the curves and provides good support while remaining comfortable.

Sitting in this car is like going back in time, and one can almost still whiff the new car smell in this low mileage, very well kept, very nice example of the 1990 Bird. Loaded with conveniences this is a cool bird. Driven somewhat sparingly, and well maintained, flap your wings and take flight as you rise above the rest.

VIN DECODE
1FAPP6244LH211081
1-USA
F-Ford Motor Company
A-Passenger Car
P-Manual Belts
P62-Thunderbird
4-3.8 Liter V6
4-Check Digit
L-1990
H-Lorain, OH Assy Plant
222081-Sequential Unit Number

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Specs

Basic

Year
1990
Make
Ford
Model
Thunderbird
Miles
30,194
Vin
1FAPP6244LH211081
Stock
4207

Engine

Engine Size
3.8 Liter V6
Fuel Specification
91 Octane or below
Engine Type
Gasoline
Transmission Type
4 Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Color
White
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2

Interior

Interior Color
Gray
Seating Type
Buckets With Console
Seat Material
Cloth
Shifter Type
Floor

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